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Eye On Boise archive for May 2015

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015

"Idaho Reports" panel on Idaho Public TV on Friday (Idaho Public TV)

The week that was... and the season ahead... 

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports,” I discuss ADA updates to the state Capitol and upcoming interim committees; co-hosts Melissa Davlin and Aaron Kunz are joined by commentator Jim Weatherby, Dean Ferguson of the Idaho Democratic Party and lobbyist Ken Burgess of Veritas Advisors to discuss the...

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Sen. Dean Cameron named head of state Dept. of Insurance 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has named Sen. Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, the new director of the state Department of Insurance, replacing former director Bill Deal, who retired at the end of 2014. Cameron, a 13th-term state senator, co-chairs the powerful Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee, which writes the...

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Otter appoints Medema a 4th District judge

Jonathan Medema, a deputy Ada County prosecutor who ran unsuccessfully for judge last year, has been appointed a 4th District judge by Gov. Butch Otter; Medema was appointed to the post that opened with the retirement of 4th District Judge Thomas Neville. Medema has been...

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THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015

Restructuring continues at state Department of Education 

The restructuring at Superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s State Department of Education continued this week with the termination of school improvement and support director Greg Alexander, Idaho Education News reports; Alexander had been with the department since January of 2012, and was hired under previous schools chief...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015




Ada County GOP offers choices to replace county sheriff 

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Ada County Republican Central Committee has selected its first and second choices to replace Sheriff Gary Raney who is resigning at the end of June, picking Raney's favored candidate, Capt. Stephen Barlett, as its second choice...

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TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015


Settlement to reimburse Idahoans for unwanted goods, services

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced an $11 million multi-state settlement with Classmates Inc., Florists’ Transworld Delivery Inc. and FTD.com Inc. over misleading marketing and billing practices, including signing Idaho customers up for goods or services unless they specifically rejected the offers. “Idaho consumers...

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More changes announced at state Department of Education

More staff changes are being announced at the state Department of Education, where Lisa Colon is being promoted to director of teacher certification and the professional standards commission. Colon is currently the department’s educator effectiveness coordinator; she’ll replace Taylor Raney, who announced in March that...

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Beef jerky: 'A generous act of kindness' 

Here’s Rep. Heather Scott’s reaction to the news that Oberto Brands in Seattle, a leading manufacturer of beef jerky, is planning to send her a free case of jerky: “Wow! That is awesome! What a generous act of kindness.” Scott, R-Blanchard, attracted the company’s attention...

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Payette Lake in McCall on Friday evening (Betsy Z. Russell)

Changes in the weather...

The unsettled weather that’s brought rain, hail, wind and thunderstorms to the region isn’t entirely over yet, but this week’s weather in Boise is expected to gradually calm down and warm up to hit 90 degrees by next weekend. This photo is from McCall on...

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FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015


THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015



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